Greenguard Certified

GREENGUARD Certified Products

Holsag is Proud to Offer GREENGUARD® Certified Products

What is GREENGUARD Certification?

The GREENGUARD Certification program offers manufactures, like Holsag, a standard to follow for creating low chemical emissions or, “off-gassing,” in the products we create before our furniture comes into your homes or businesses.

What’s Off-Gassing?

As they age, materials can off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals. Products that contain glues, paints and foam are generally the highest emitters of VOCs. That unmistakable smell of a new car, or new paint and carpet when you walk into a room—these are examples of VOCs and chemical off-gassing.

Why is Off-Gassing Potentially Bad?

When these VOCs build up indoors, the air we breathe can become unhealthy, sometimes causing issues like headaches, nausea, dizziness, or perhaps even more serious issues like cardiovascular disease, reproductive disorders, or cancer.

Why Should I Trust A GREENGUARD Certification?

First, GREENGUARD Certification is overseen by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Environment. UL is a global safety certification company that’s been around for more than 120 years. It’s one of several companies approved to perform safety testing by the Canadian Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). UL helps companies support the responsible development and production of safer, more sustainable, and environmentally healthy products. You’ll find the UL certification mark on many of your electrical appliances and products. It looks like this:

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GREENGUARD Certification

What Does Being GREENGUARD Certified Mean?

UL’s GREENGUARD Certification program is recognized across the globe by sustainable building programs and building codes. Being GREENGUARD Certified means a product is scientifically proven to meet rigorous chemical emissions standards, ensuring that a product or material has low chemical emissions and improves the quality for the air in which it’s used.

How Does A Product Become GREENGUARD Certified?

Qualifying for GREENGUARD Certification means the products built by MITY brands are put into a dynamic environmental chamber with very powerful chemical measuring sensors to see just how many VOCs they’re off-gassing into the environment. (It’s very Dexter’s Laboratory.) Our products are screened for over 10,000 chemicals and pollutants, ensuring that what you breathe indoors is not compromised by exposure from our products.

What Products Manufactured By Holsag Are GREENGUARD Certified?

Currently, our entire line of products are GREENGUARD Certified.

We’re excited to continue this practice as our list of new product offerings continues to grow.

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